Ask The Lawyer, “Love Contracts?

“LOVE CONTRACTS” PUBLICIZE YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AT WORK – AND RAISE MANY QUESTIONS By Daniel A. Gwinn, GWINN LEGAL PLLC QUESTION: I manage a small bistro. I recently started dating one of our servers. It’s going really well, but the owner told me I need to sign a love contract, stating I am in an “intimate personal relationship” if we…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

SEVENTH CIRCUIT DECISION BAD NEWS FOR OLDER JOB APPLICANTS QUESTION: I read last fall that there was a conflict in the Courts of Appeals over whether older workers who applied for jobs could sue if there was evidence that an employer’s job posting, while neutral on the face, tended to disqualify older people. What’s the latest on the law?  ANSWER:…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WORKER WHO LEFT FOR MEDICAL REASONS? QUESTION: One of my employees was diagnosed with a cancer, and told everyone he would be leaving the company to undergo treatment. Before he left, he asked for three months’ leave – but I told him that we don’t have a leave policy (and we’re not covered by…

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